Warm tapas-style almonds

5
5
5
Smartpoints value per serving
Total Time
8 min
Prep
3 min
Cook
5 min
Serves
4
Difficulty
Easy
These addictive salty, savory almonds are super-fast to make and the perfect finger food. Try them as a simple snack or as a delicious addition to a Spanish-inspired tapas menu. Make a double or triple batch to have a nosh ready whenever you’re craving something crunchy and spiced. Dividing them into individual portions helps you stick to just one serving at a time.

Ingredients

olive oil

1 tsp

blanched almonds

¾ cup(s), whole

kosher salt

½ tsp

paprika

¼ tsp

cayenne pepper

1 pinch

Instructions

  1. Heat oil in medium heavy nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add almonds and reduce heat to medium-low. Cook, shaking skillet occasionally, until almonds just begin to brown, about 5 minutes. Transfer almonds to serving dish. Sprinkle with salt, paprika, and cayenne; toss until coated evenly.
  2. Serving size: About 17 almonds

Notes

Seek out almonds in a store where there is good turnover to ensure they are as fresh as possible. Purchasing them in bulk is often less expensive.

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